Greetings from under the Mountain!
I hope this finds you all well and enjoying a wonderful September wherever our newsletter finds you. With a great opening to the school year behind us, Berkshire’s students and faculty have quickly found a welcome rhythm to the fall, balancing busy and productive days in the classrooms with crisp afternoons spent between our playing fields, stages, and trails. Friendships between students have been forged and renewed, and there is a well-earned pride in the distinctive strength of our community this year. Read more
Watch Pieter Mulder's opening school remarks.
Humanitarian Visits for All School Read
Deo Niyizonkiza, the subject of the New York Times Bestseller Strength In What Remains by Tracy Kidder, shared his heroic journey from refugee of the war-torn African country of Burundi to humanitarian during Berkshire's inaugural All School Read on Sept. 19-20.
Slideshow: New School Year Dawns
Students returned to Berkshire School earlier this month as rain gave way to brilliant sunshine and excitement and anticipation of a new school year spread on campus.
Alumnus of the Month: Javier Winnik '96
Berkshire alumnus and illustrator Javier Winnik reflects on his time under the Mountain, his career and what's next.
"Life doesn’t end with high school, college, or whatever place you find yourself in." -JW
Chris Herren Shares Struggles With Students
Former Celtics player, Chris Herren, spoke to Berkshire students during the All School Meeting on September 23. Herren shared the powerful story of his turbulent athletic career, his battle with addiction and his journey to sobriety. The talk was part of Berkshire's Health and Wellness program. Please feel free to contact Director of Counseling, Tess Hutchinson, with any questions about Chris Herren's visit or Berkshire's program: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Chris Herren's Project Purple
Sustainability: Water Bottle Wisdom
DID YOU KNOW? It takes three times the water to make the bottle as it does to fill it. source: waterproject.org
Recently at Berkshire, it has been a goal to cut down on the waste of plastic water bottles. When new students arrive at school, they receive a Berkshire reusable water bottle. Berkshire Bookstore stopped selling bottled water and put in water refilling stations. These stations allow people to easily reuse their Berkshire water bottles and reduce the waste of disposable ones. Berkshire’s sustainability class is eagerly looking to further educate their campus and continue to be recognized as one of the top sustainable private education schools in America.
- Hallie Mather '15 and James Donovan '15
Fall Team Photos
Risley Sports Photography was on campus this month to take our fall team photos. These pictures and additional game photos can be viewed and purchased online.
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